A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported West of Macquarie Island (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 20:23:12 / April 12, 2016 @ 8:23 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:23:12 / 5:23 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005hla. Unique identifier: us20005hla. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.68 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 140.8626° East, latitude -53.6958° South, depth = 27.68 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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